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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Private infinity pool

    Romantic Andaman views

    Holistic spa therapies

  • Kids will love

    Fab free kids’ club

    Expert swimming lessons

    Beachside kite-flying

  • Don’t expect

    Phuket bustle

    Coral-free shallows

    Quirky decor


There’s nowhere quite like Phuket’s family-friendly Trisara hotel. Set over a private bay along the less-developed north-west coast, each suite or villa has a jaw-dropping ocean view, its own pool and the sort of relaxed elegance that’s perfect for broods small and large. There’s a free kids’ club, a drop-dead gorgeous spa and a reef-fringed beach. It’s no wonder its Sanskrit name means ‘Third Garden in Heaven’.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Trisara with us:

Free daily breakfast for children, plus 10 per cent off food and soft drinks for the whole family during your stay; GoldSmiths also get 30 per cent off spa treatments

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Trisara

Book early and save 25% 3 nights for the price of 2


‘Sleek teak floors, weathered water-urns and linen-clad day-beds give the hillside abodes a dose of grown-up contemporary cool, but the laid-back atmosphere and well thought-out facilities mean little ones will feel right at home. ’

Smith & Family


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Trisara Hotel – Phuket – Thailand

Need To Know


39 pool rooms, suites and villas, plus 15 two- to six-bedroom residences.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £914.67 (THB39,260), including tax at 18.7 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include international à la carte breakfast and private-car return transfer to Phuket International Airport. Children Under-12s stay for free (daily breakfast is US$18 for 6-12s).


Massages are available in-room; don’t leave without trying Trisara’s decadent signature four- or six-hand massage.

At the hotel

Spa, swimming pool, restaurants, bar, kids club, private beach with watersports, gym, tennis courts, gift shops, library of books, DVDs and board games, gardens, free WiFi in rooms and some public areas.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, DVD and CD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, bathrobes and slippers, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Trisara toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Each super-tasteful suite or villa has a jaw-dropping ocean view and its own infinity plunge pool. Bathrooms throughout are divine, surrounded by leafy gardens with huge baths, sofas and fun outdoor showers. Pick an Ocean View Pool Suite or any category above for vast king-size beds and plenty of space: the living room can easily be converted into a second bedroom to sleep up to four, and there are two bathrooms. The two-bedroom Ocean Front Pool Villa is an even larger option, which can accommodate a cot easily in either of the king-size or twin bedrooms; Villa 407 sits right on the seafront, so you have undisturbed vistas and utter privacy.


Every villa has its own infinity plunge pool, but you’ll need to keep a sharp eye on little ones, as they’re not gated. A fabulous unheated 45m saltwater lap pool stretches along the resort’s beachfront, surrounded by inviting day-beds and sunloungers. Kids can borrow floats and splash there safely as lifeguards watch the pool and beach 8am–7pm. Swimming lessons for adults and children are also available from the club’s qualified staff.


Trisara’s spa (open 10am–8pm) is drop-dead gorgeous, offering private treatment suites with sea views that open out to breezy pavilions and gardens. Indulge in all-natural Sodashi products from Australia; the signature six-handed Royal Trisara massage (which involves pampering by three therapists) is a must-try. The spa takes a holistic approach: guests are offered healing therapies such as Reiki, meditation or cranio-sacral therapy. Over-4s can also be treated to gentle 30-minute or hour-long massages.


You’ll find fresh tropical fruit and Trisara chocolate truffles in your room, as well as a beach bag to carry your essentials to the shore.


Trisara supports the Keep Phuket Clean campaign, including regular beach clean-ups; catches rainwater for use in gardens and rooms; uses air-con energy to heat water in villas, and avoids chemical treatments for its saltwater pools and mosquitos.

Food and drink

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The people at Trisara are reluctant to brag, but the Deck really is one of the best restaurants in Phuket. An elegant space, it’s set to one side of a cascading waterfall, with the bar on the other. The first-rate menu spans ultra-fresh Thai and international food, and arguably the best pad Thai you’ll ever taste. Beachfront Trisara Seafood has cool, Mediterranean-inspired interiors and tables set right on the sand; relax under the palm-trees while enjoying simply prepared, incredibly fresh fruits de mer, and beach barbecues in the cool season.

Family fare

Both restaurants welcome children with a well thought-out kids’ menu and highchairs for smaller Smiths. Mashed avocado with vegetable dippers or chicken satay make perfect finger-food appetisers; child-friendly dishes such as schnitzel, noodle soup and pumpkin gratin keep things interesting for little ones. Puréed fruit and vegetables are also available, and staff will happily heat milk for babies.

Hotel Bar

Overlooking the pool and beach, Trisara’s bar is laid-back and family-friendly; order Shirley Temple mocktails, fresh coconut or honeycomb milkshakes from the kids’ menu. At night, the charcoal and aubergine palette is funked up with dusky pink hanging lanterns and a chill-out soundtrack; it’s best to book a babysitter to enjoy the clubby atmosphere and masculine chic design.

Last orders

Breakfast is served 6.30am–11.30am in-villa or at the Deck (open 6.30am–12pm); Trisara Seafood serves lunch 12pm–3.30pm and dinner 7pm–12pm; order drinks at the Bar 12 noon–12pm.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Grab a table right on the beach at Trisara Seafood: little ones can play in the palm-tree shade while you make short work of glorious seafood platters with your feet in the sand.

  • Room service

    Available 24 hours, of course, and mirroring the full range of menus, wines and drinks on offer at Trisara's bars and restaurants.


    Book an oceanfront Residence for complete flexibility at mealtimes: your private cook can rustle up scrumptious Thai and western dishes for memorable family meals with unbeatable Andaman Sea views.


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Parent approved

‘Sleek teak floors, weathered water-urns and linen-clad day-beds give the hillside abodes a dose of grown-up contemporary cool, but the laid-back atmosphere and well thought-out facilities mean little ones will feel right at home. ’

Smith & Family

Kids Club

In a dedicated pavilion away from the resort’s main area, crafty and sporty children aged 4–16 will find plenty to keep them busy in Trisara Kids. Open from 9.30am to 6pm, the kids’ club offers supervised games (coconut bowling and shell-balancing are popular), Thai-inspired craft classes such as umbrella and fan painting, and outdoor activities such as hula-hooping, kite-flying or muay Thai. There’s an hour break between 1pm and 2pm for parents to collect their children for lunch, and football and beach volleyball for 4–12s at 5pm every day. There’s no need to book, though it’s best to call ahead for the sought-after small-group snorkelling lessons.


Staff will babysit for US$20 an hour (for one child), ideally with 24-hours' notice, but they can try to find a babysitter at shorter notice if required. After midnight you’ll also have to cover the cost of a taxi home for the babysitter.


All the villas are secluded and too far from the dining areas to make baby monitors practical, but bring your own if you want to enjoy your plunge pool with peace of mind.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Weaning spoons • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Black-out blinds • Changing mat

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cutlery • Cot beds • Cot bedlinen • Changing mat • Black-out blinds • Swimming aids • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • U-rated DVDs

For older children

• DVD library • Bikes to borrow • Board games • Craft materials • Ping-pong table • iPad • Wii console • Computers • Swimming aids


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Things to do

Protected from the swells and currents by a coral reef, Trisara’s Naithon private beach is a tranquil pocket of sand and palm-trees free of noisy jet-skis and long-tail boats, and the handy starting point for all manners of watersport adventures. Spend hours idly ordering snacks and cooling libations from the  Deck's menu at the beachfront saltwater pool; for more seclusion and privacy, your own private plunge pool awaits with dramatic views over the Andaman Sea. Book a restorative yoga session in the meditation sala perched over the waters and avoid swimmer’s shoulder and tennis elbow with some expert coaching from the engaging staff. The handy free kids’ club has activities to keep active bodies, inquisitive minds and nimble fingers busy all day; join in with a spot of snorkelling or kite-flying, or sneak off guilt-free to the luxurious spa.

Hotel activities

You’ll be forgiven for giving in to the siren calls of Trisara’s secluded bay and golden sands (particularly when you can order poolside snacks from the all-day menu). At low tide, rock pools form in the coral-fringed shallows, a colourful playground for inquisitive little Smiths; it’s easier for keen swimmers to use the beachfront lap pool at those times. From December to April, water-lovers can head to Trisara’s watersports centre to indulge in free snorkelling, sailing, kayaking or windsurfing, or jump off the floating jetty and teak pontoon giving access to the sea at all times. Active types can enjoy tennis coaching on two floodlit championship courts, or hire a jet ski or dive gear to explore further afield. For serious body-toners, Trisara’s personal trainers, yoga instructors, Pilates gurus and muay Thai masters will happily kick(box) guests into shape.

And there's more…

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Tiger Woods, golf can be arranged close by at Blue Canyon Country Club. No need to pack your clubs: Trisara has a set of Wilsons for you to use.

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Take a walk on the Thai side with Trisara's Art and Culture booklet, which will help you discover old-town Phuket's teak buildings, antique shops and atmospheric restaurants.

Don't miss…

… the barefoot massage: overhead bars allow the therapist to apply just the right amount of pressure to release tension in the arms and legs.

Trisara’s location in north-west Phuket makes for a quiet, secluded retreat away from the buzz and brashness of Phuket’s southern beaches. Swim and snorkel to your heart’s content: nearby Banana Rock Beach is a peaceful and private spot, or play castaway on Koh Wae, an uninhabited island close to Trisara. Budding explorers can ride elephants past waterfalls through pockets of rainforest, or discover old town Phuket with its colourful Sino-Portuguese houses and bustling markets. For an experience the kids will never forget, take a short private helicopter flight to the limestone cliffs of Phan Nga Bay (aka James Bond Island).

Visit the Marine Biological Centre if you ventureto the south coast. As well as education, research and protection projects, the centre is home to the Phuket Aquarium (+66 (0)76 391 126), where a walk-through tunnel takes you through an underwater kaleidoscope of rays, leopard sharks, groupers and delicate seahorses. If you have tweens in tow, head to Phuket Indy Market, occupying a small lane off Dibuk Road in Phuket Town. Local teenagers set up shop here with jewellery and clothing of their own design – it’s the place to pick up some hand-painted trainers and funky T-shirts in a smoke-and-alcohol-free family-friendly setting. Live out your childhood Flintstones fantasies at Dino Park (+66 (0)76 330 625), a Jurassic-themed mini golf course of 18 holes featuring a high-handicap T-Rex with ineffectual front limbs.

There are plenty of eating-out options within a 20-minute taxi ride of the hotel. Start with Sunday brunch at no-hurry hangout Bliss Beach Club (+66 (0)76 510 150) but beware – you may still be there for sunset cocktails. Squishy bean bags are perfect for lazy afternoons in the shade, grazing on triple cheese arancini with aioli and lemongrass-battered soft shell crab. Friendly staff is on hand to watch over kids in the pool and playground, and wood-fired pizzas warm from the oven will get the family's thumbs up. Rustic laid-back Baan Suan Layan (+66 (0)76 305 566) sits on the riverside. Expect a European twist on seasonal Thai specialities such as peppery Chiang Mai Tom Yum soup and baked Phuket lobster with butter. Tiny diners will love exploring the lush tropical gardens, feeding the fish in the pond and encountering the resident peacocks. Chilled out and convivial, Paula’s Retro Café (+66 (0)76 270 283) at Surin beach is a great spot to enjoy home-made bagels and fresh sandwiches, lunches and snacks. For couples-only old-school cool, book a table for two at buzzy Siam Supper Club (+66 (0)76 270 936), known for its live jazz and stellar service. Along with New York favourites (steaks and cheesecake) you’ll find rich lobster ravioli, truffle honey roast chicken and seafood-tossed spaghetti pad ki mao; the wine list is extensive, too. Breeze at Cape Yamu (+66 (0)81 271 2320) is worth booking a babysitter and crossing the island for (though the book-ahead Sunday brunch is a brilliant family affair too). Tear your gaze away from the spectacular panoramic views to savour the ever-changing selection of French fusion offerings: tender duck confit, lightly steamed oysters and fresh fruit sorbet splashed with vodka, for example, are served with flair and finesse.



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60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110
Hotel setting

Private bayside

Getting There

Beachfront Trisara is set in a private, forested cove on Phuket island's north-west coastline.


Fly into Phuket International Airport (, which services domestic flights from Bangkok and international flights to Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, the UK and Germany.


Trisara is a scenic 15-minute drive south of the airport; return transfers by private limousine are included in rates. There's free parking at the hotel if you've hired a car, which can come in handy to explore Phuket’s buzzy southern coast.


Private-hire boats and local ferries from Krabi and nearby islands dock at Phuket Marina, from where it's a 30-minute drive to Trisara.

Parent travel tip

Getting to Phuket can be a bit of a trek with little ones, with an hour-long flight tacked on to your international leg if you’re flying into Bangkok; it’s worth considering a night or two in the colourful capital before you hit the beach. The hotel offers free airport transfers, but bring a car seat if you need one.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Trisara – has been selected and approved by parents.

Take all the comforts of a family home, place them carefully on a tropical headland, add an inviting private plunge pool and a sprinkling of emerald-sea views: this is Trisara, a luxe resort of exclusive villas and residences perched above a coral-fringed bay on Phuket’s tranquil north-western coast. The sleek teak floors, weathered water-urns and linen-clad day-beds give the hillside abodes a dose of grown-up contemporary cool, but the laid-back atmosphere and well thought-out facilities mean little ones will feel right at home, too. There’s a jetty to jump off, a reef to explore, and seafood to feast on right on the sand. In fact, mini-mes can enjoy much of what adults do, from outdoor showers to gentle massages and swimming lessons in the beachfront lap pool. The free kids’ club, with its morning-to-evening programme of craft classes and fun in the sun, may even tempt a parent or two away from their own taxing lounging-and-pampering schedule. Yes, nearby elephant rides, verdant rainforest and dramatic Phan Nga Bay are all very well, but at Trisara you can also take a minute, an hour or more to sit on the beach and watch your little ones fly a kite for the very first time – and what a treasure that is.

Smith & Family

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Trisara in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

The wow factor arriving late in the evening we were taken straight to our room from the airport - no wasted time at reception. The friendly staff and attention to detail especially as we were travelling with our toddler. So peaceful! Loved Sunday brunch! We were travelling with our 21mth old. The staff were very friendly, there was always a high chair and toddler crockery ready plus a great kids menu where there were lots of options without chips!

Don’t expect

Lively nights and social events (a very good thing in our opinion)

Rating: 9/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The hotel was beautiful and I got one of the best massages of my life at the spa.

Don’t expect

Early Sunday morning response at the reception desk could've been better but this is really picking nits.

Rating: 10/10 stars